I’m really excited to interview Rebecca Shoval of Not Just Tourists about New York City, New York. Rebecca’s tips for the best things to do in New York City are awesome because she’s lived in New York City since 2009, and she loves its energy and passion that are unmatched anywhere else. Rebecca is also part of a non-profit organization in New York that connects travelers with the community they are visiting to deliver surplus medical supplies to people in need.
New York City, New York
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out New York City Tourism, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around New York City
Rebecca suggests LaGuardia Airport (LGA) if you are flying from anywhere along the east coast. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) are also great options. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.
Rebecca says that you shouldn’t rent a car in New York City. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. The New York City Subway is also a great way to get around the city. And most New Yorkers walk everywhere within a few blocks.
When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the New York City, New York podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Rebecca Shoval about New York City, New York. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in New York City, New York
- Green dots = best things to do in New York City, New York
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in New York City, New York
Who is Rebecca Shoval?
Rebecca Shoval is the Program Director for Not Just Tourists NYC, a nonprofit that collects surplus medical supplies and donates them to underserved clinics abroad via travelers going to those destinations. Please consider taking a suitcase full of medical supplies to donate on your next international trip!
Rebecca has traveled to nearly 50 countries, most recently spending several months in Southeast Asia, but always loves to return home to New York City.
To learn more about Not Just Tourists check out the article below:
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Related episodes for New York City
To learn more about New York City and the surrounding area listen to the episodes below:
- Pizza, Taxi Cabs and Rooftop Bars in New York City
- Pizza Tour of Brooklyn, New York with Michael W Travels
- The Waterfront, Ellis Island & Spa Treatments in Jersey City, New Jersey
- Sag Harbor Music Festival, Delicious Cuisine & Beach Getaways in The Hamptons, New York
- Putnam Cottage, Bruce Museum & Connecticut Art Trail in Greenwich, Connecticut